Dokie Nelson Guy Townsend, 82, 4897 Highway 321, Butler, formerly of Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at her residence.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Alex and Clara Clemons Ward. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Hopson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church but attended Little Mountain Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three husbands: Homer Nelson, Charlie Guy and Dennis Townsend; and her sisters: Louise Millsaps and Patsy Tester; and one brother: Herman Ward.
Survivors include a daughter: Ruby Faye Proffitt, of the home; A Son: Homer Allen Nelson and his wife, Faye Snowden Nelson, Elizabethton; Three Grandchildren: Johnny Nelson, Michael Guy and Amanda Graybeal; Her Great Grandchildren: Blake Scott Graybeal, David Colton Graybeal and McKala Radcliffe; A Sister: Sally Hudson, Elizabethton; Her Brothers: Rev. Jack Ward, Chandler, North Carolina, and Ed Ward, Johnson City; Several Nieces & Nephews; Her special friend: Ruby Whitehead.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack Ward officiating.
Graveside Service and Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, in the Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, Blountville. Music will be provided by Jeff Millsaps. Active Pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, will be: Michael Guy, Johnny Nelson, Joe Tester, Leon Guy, Danny Ward and David Graybeal.
The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Dr. Sheryl Pack and Staff, The Staff of Mountain States Home Care and Mandy Ward, Latoya Perry and Penny Whitehead.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Townsend family.